NRA and CET?

Now most of you have a lot of confusion regarding the NRA (National Recruitment Agency), let’s break it into easy terms for your understanding. It is the body which will be conducting a single (Prelims)/Stage 1 Phase for the organisations like Banking, SSC, and Railways. The candidates who will clear the exam will be further assessed through 2nd phase or 2nd tier exam by the respective hiring organisation such as IBPS, SSC, and Railways.

The CET on the other hand is known as Common Eligibility Test and is Computer Based Exam to be conducted in 12 languages thus eliminating the load of numerous exam fees burden, paid every time for filling forms and applications with waiting for too long for the results.

NRA Important points

  • Candidates can schedule their Tests and can choose the centre of their choice,.
  • Exam will be held in 12 official Indian Languages
  • No restriction on the number of attempts made
  • It will Reduce the recruitment cycle time with smooth and early results
  • Overall Costs burden for all candidates would be saved

Exams Included in NRA CET 2021

  • IBPS PO Graduate
  • IBPS Clerk Graduate
  • IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Prelims
  • RRB Group - D Matriculate
  • SSC MTS Matriculate
  • SSC CHSL Higher Secondary
  • SSC CPO Graduate
  • SSC CGL Graduate
  • SSC Constable
  • SSC Stenographer
Thus NRA CET 2021 will be replacing the 1st stage or Prelims for the above exams having different syllabus for each level.

Know your syllabus, prepare a strategy and start working rigorously with Smartkeeda towards your goal to crack NRA CET 2021.

CET For Bank Exams

Lakhs of candidates sits for the IBPS exam conducted every year for various posts. CET 2021 score being valid for the various posts in Preliminary stage level, thus saving a lot of time and money. The Best way is to attempt Online Smartkeeda’s Mock Tests and analyse where one stands in terms of basic understanding and pattern.

CET For Railways

The candidates eligible for CET will be facing multiple choice objective question paper with a score validity of 3 years so start solving practice sets for an early preparation advantage over others on Smartkeeda for a true performance analysis and real time exposure before the exam.


For self-evaluation and the analysis of competition ahead, you should develop a strategy to achieve results in first attempt with Smartkeeda’s unique interface and thus getting time for preparing from scratch and solving the most difficult questions comfortably.
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A goal without a Plan is just a wish and we are not here to just prepare but to unveil the secret to crack it.

Study Plan for NRA CET 2021:

Task Box for Preparation for NRA CET 2021

Study Method to Crack NRA CET 2021 – Reasoning

Once you are sure and familiar about the syllabus and other factors for 10th, 12th and Graduate level, it’s easy to prepare a study plan for the rest of the preparation and thus below points will help you draw benchmark to achieve in exam.

Here we will share a common plan for the 10th, 12th and graduate level for Reasoning Section so that we can aim at a target and easily achieve within the timeline we have for the particular section.
  1. You need concept clarity to give you a proper approach on questions asked during exam.
  2. Analysing the questions carefully and working chapter wise on it.
  3. You can use quizzes to learn the basics.
  4. Do not waste too much time on any question.
  5. Take help of videos and online material to practice as much as possible.
  6. Devote the same amount of hours each day for the section without a gap.
The English Language remains equal for all levels for NRA CET 2021, as most of the Topics remains the same for most exams. A good plan will help you frame each topic and provide good marks in final selection.

NRA CET 2021 Exam Preparation – English language

  1. You have to plan it by studying category wise.
  2. Improve and check your speed
  3. You need to have a check on performance analysis to keep a check on the sequence to attempt questions
  4. Try quizzes for more topic wise assessment
  5. For Improving speed read newspaper other vocabulary
The Quantitative Aptitude section is a section which will definitely give you an edge in your exam over others if rightly prepared.

NRA CET 2021 Exam Preparation – Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Work on your speed and calculations so that time is not wasted on the main day.
  2. Practice the chapters daily with a Timer
  3. Figure out the topics you are good and weak and spend time accordingly
  4. Make sure of attempting Mocks to know the preparation status.
General Awareness Section does not only help you in preparing for the exam but also for the Interview as majority of the questions is asked from this section

NRA CET 2021 Exam Preparation – General Awareness

  1. Read about authors, books, awards and Important days
  2. Read Newspaper daily
  3. Revise daily
  4. Make Notes of Important Date and Events
  5. Take Mock Test in Time Bound Conditions
  6. Increase your Reading Speed
  7. Focus on – I. News and Events II. Current Affairs
Make sure you start well and dedicate the required amount for your First attempt success. A Plan for your convenience is below.

Sections Time Devoted
 Reasoning 2-3 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 2-3 hours
English language 2 Hours
General Awareness 30 minutes
Mock Tests 2 Hours
The exam will be full of surprises so be prepared to conquer everything which comes your way. Do not follow any trend and be true to yourself, only consistent effort will make you through it.

Score the Best!!